Lovely review of The Poetics of Poetry Film by leading animator Professor Suzie Hanna in the Lisbon-based International Journal of Film and Media Arts –Vol. 7 No. 1 (2022): GEECT Transversal Entanglement – Artistic Research in Film. Thank you so much Suzie and editor Anna Coutinho. A valued endorsement.
Following on from Vancouver I will be giving a reading with Marc Zegans at Adobe Books, SF on the 10th. Really looking forward to hearing him read from his new book and also I will be reading a selection of poems from poetry films and also unpublished poems 'being gathered' for TREE family history project. I will also be discussing The Poetics of Poetry Film and the historical relevance of poetry film to SF.
,Excited about Tom Konyves Poets with a Video Camera symposium (I am very lucky to be key speaker) and the poetry reading on the 6th – Poems by Poetry Filmmakers with the wonderful symposium speakers; a lot of inspiring people!
Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival in Bilbao has accepted Villanelle this year (Spanish version). It will be screened in the Art House Zinema of the BilbaoArte Art Production Centre this Friday, the 17th October. So very pleased as many experimental festivals don't accept poetry films, although this film is more on the experimental side. Wish I could be there :( as it has a wide selection from across the world.
Atticus Review and interview on The Poetics of Poetry Film by Rebecca Rezakhani Hilton
Very pleased to say that Atticus Review has an interview with me – The Archaeology of the Text – on The Poetics of Poetry film by artist Rebecca Rezakhani Hilton. A number of people are mentioned including Pam Falkenberg and Jack Cochran in relation to working from sound first, VideoBardo and of course Tom Konyves. Very pleased to be back on AR again, so thanks Matt. Thank you too, Rebecca.
John D. Scott (and Elizabeth Bishop) Thomas Zandegiacomo del Bel and myself – ZOOM 28th August, tickets available here
Join us on August 28th at 2pm eastern time for a conversation about poetry film. This year Zebra Poetry Film Festival will celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Liberated Wordscelebrates its tenth anniversary and a new critically acclaimed feature film Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing (John D. Scott, 2022) is being released. I would like to thank John and Leah for inviting me to take part in this discussion which should prove to be really interesting (in terms of John and Thomas at least!) I have written about John’s tour-de-force of a project before, and the painstaking dedication it took; but revisiting it really highlights the numerous examples of cinematic ‘close observation’, following the approach of his subject. I would challenge anyone to find a more poetic approach to a documentary, as well. Since John is a pioneer in this field I would sign up quickly, before the world moves on and he is back submerged in yet another life’s work!
Attendees will be in conversation with:
John D. Scott, Associate Professor, Documentary Studies, Ithaca College and Director, Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing.
Sarah Tremlett, poetry filmmaker, poet, and theorist, author of The Poetics of Poetry Film
Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel, Artistic Director, Zebra Poetry Film Festival
Leah Shafer, Associate Professor and Chair, Media and Society Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (moderator)
the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
and the Center for Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Aug 28, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register here for the event:
Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing is a creative feature documentary on poet Elizabeth Bishop that incorporates several poetry films. It will be available online via Eventive for a short window beginning Friday noon August 26th eastern time until Sunday August 28th at midnight at this link:
Writer, Poetry Filmmaker and co-founder of Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival and events.